IT’S ‘FULL STEAM AHEAD’ AS WIGAN REBUILD
EMMERSON Boyce has been there, done it and bought the t-shirt during nine years at Wigan.
A string of brave battles against relegation from the Premier League, victory in the FA Cup final over Manchester City and a run in Europe are all proud accolades.
And, keen for a taste of the big time again, Boyce believes manager Uwe Rosler has built a squad that can deliver.
“From the start of last season to where we are now the manager has got his points across, got the players he wants and training wise, tactics wise, it’s full steam ahead,” said the defender.
“He has had the chance to imbed his philosophy and I think you will see the benefit of that over the next few games, starting from Monday.
“On Monday it’s a huge game, we want to start picking up maximum points and start progressing up the table.
“The new signings that have come in are doing well.We have lots to come, and fingers crossed everyone can deliver.”
Boyce’s positivity is not reflected by Wigan’s league position.They find themselves languishing in the wrong half of the table having picked up just a solitary point away from home this season.
By stark contrast they are unbeaten at the DW Stadium, and Boyce believes that record must be extended against Ipswich.
“The DW we want to make it a fortress,” he added.
“We had such a good run before the international break, keeping two clean sheets and scoring lots of goals.The break stopped our momentum, but come Monday we’ve got a big game against Ipswich and we want to get that back.”